Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Massacre of The Celestials

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the record store, Steve Krakow’s Plastic Crimewave Syndicate is back to assault your ears with some of the headiest, skronkiest sounds this side of the sun (ra). Released on Cardinal Fuzz in very limited quantities (only 300!!) Massacre of The Celestials find the bandContinue reading “Plastic Crimewave Syndicate – Massacre of The Celestials”

June Roundup: Mothra, The Mad Doctors, Rose City Band and More

Another new month, another roundup of what’s been dominating our turntables, cassette decks, streaming platforms, etc. Mothra – S/T Now that Godzilla has returned to the big screen once again, why not let Mothra crush your stereo? Mothra is a supergroup of Italian improvisers that blend together elements of jazz, Middle Eastern folk and NorthContinue reading “June Roundup: Mothra, The Mad Doctors, Rose City Band and More”

The Other Sun – Horizon Between The Eyes

The Other Sun have collected a wide variety of vastly different sounds and moods and Frankensteined them together into a wholly unique creation, and squeezed it all onto this single tape. The Swedish group’s EP, Horizon Between The Eyes shivers with a barbed darkness that feels like a stranger to this reality. The band takes Soundgarden-esque, whiskey-soakedContinue reading “The Other Sun – Horizon Between The Eyes”

The Choppy Bumpy Peaches – Sgt. Konfuzius & the Flowers of Venus

If there is one band that is enjoyably hard to pinpoint or define, it’s The Choppy Bumpy Peaches. Sgt. Konfuzius & the Flowers of Venus finds the Luxembourgian group concocting a doomy, mind-altering blend of hard psychedelia, gothic post-punk and dark space rock. This uniquely merged sound is perfectly represented by the album cover, withContinue reading “The Choppy Bumpy Peaches – Sgt. Konfuzius & the Flowers of Venus”

The Spacious Mind – The No. 4 or 5 Gravy Band

There are few bands that have been operating within the world of neopsychedelic music for as long, nor as flawlessly, as The Spacious Mind. Their latest release, The No. 4 Or 5 Gravy Band, is further proof of this. This is a record of vast range, as every extreme of volume is thoroughly explored; fromContinue reading “The Spacious Mind – The No. 4 or 5 Gravy Band”

Now Playing: Episode 6

For the first episode of Now Playing of 2019, we take a deep dive into some very heady and very cathartic territories. Featuring: 1. Guilt Trip by Wax Dream 2. Ollim by Tengger 3. Paris Rain by Doc Wör Mirran 4. Paris by American Breakfast If you enjoyed what you’ve heard here, please check out andContinue reading “Now Playing: Episode 6”

Karen Zanes – In the Court of Wands

Karen Zanes’ In The Court of Wands is without a doubt one of the most soothing and cathartic listens you are likely to find within the world of contemporary acid folk music. From ethereal, acoustic studies of conflicted love, vulnerability and evolving emotional processes, to astral wanderings that are roughened by electric grit and hazy psychedelia,Continue reading “Karen Zanes – In the Court of Wands”

The Suncharms, The Prefab Messiahs, Erika Lundahl and more: December Round Up

After one of the busiest Decembers in recent memory, all of us here at Record Crates United are getting cozy at home, putting on our beloved Christmas records (A New Possibility by John Fahey, at the current time of writing) and reflecting on another year of great music. So now would be an excellent time toContinue reading “The Suncharms, The Prefab Messiahs, Erika Lundahl and more: December Round Up”

Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 4 – New Aura Interview)

For the fourth episode of Record Crates United: Now Playing, we have a chat with Bostonian psych-rockers (and major RCU favs), New Aura. We discuss the struggles that face many independent bands today, the current state of the Boston scene and what the group has been up to over the last quarter of 2018. CheckContinue reading “Record Crates United: Now Playing (Episode 4 – New Aura Interview)”

Frankie Teardrop Dead – All You Need is Love and Fucking Peace

As cool as night and as slick as a razor blade, Frankie Teardrop Dead is a modern psychedelic rock tribe that seriously deserves a devoted cult following. Already two albums deep, this relatively young British band has already found a strong footing and staked their own unique claim within the acid rock genre. When youContinue reading “Frankie Teardrop Dead – All You Need is Love and Fucking Peace”